3 former Chargers failing miserably with their new team in 2023

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Desmond King

Speaking of cornerbacks who the Chargers gave up on, the last player to be traded in-season by the Bolts was former All-Pro Desmond King. While King's situation was not nearly as bad as Jackson's, it was clear that the two sides soured on each other and a deal had to be made.

That is why Tom Telesco traded King during the 2020 trade deadline just two years after he earned an All-Pro nod for his services. It looked like the Chargers were going to instantly regret that decision, too, as King scooped and scored what was a game-winning fumble recovery touchdown for the Tennessee Titans.

King would sign with the Houston Texans ahead of the 2021 season and put together two serviceable seasons with the team. He was by no means back to his prime form but the Texans were happy with what they got out of King. However, that was not enough to get him a roster spot in 2023.

The Texans cut King ahead of the 2023 season and he was quickly signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers. King would only play two games with the Steelers before the team ultimately decided to waive him as well.

As it stands right now, King does not have a team in the NFL and there is still a small contingent of Chargers fans that want to see a reunion of some sort. That definitely is not going to happen, as King may no longer be an NFL-quality cornerback.